Thursday, 28 February 2008

The World Is Flat

The title of this post is inspired by a book of the same name by Thomas L Friedman.

Nancy Baym is a Professor in Communication Studies at the University of Kansas.

This week she was in Oslo to give a presentation at by:Larm conference to present on online fan communities, and using Web 2.0 as a marketing and communication tool.

I was priviliged enough to be featured in a number of the slides (excuse the typos!) when she was citing a case study on Scandinavian music.

See the full slideshow and Nancy's post on the event here

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

The future of the media? Give everything away for free.

This is the view of Chris Anderson (Wired editor and author of The Long Tail.
) in regards to digital media.

Read more about it here.

Advertising supported streaming audio... the dialogue continues

Sunday, 24 February 2008

Facebook traffic dips in the UK

This just in according to (

- looks like now we may see the rise of social networking sites catered around a niche interest. Expect to be bought out by the end of the year.

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Notes from last night's MiniBar

MiniBar is a monthly conference on all things Web 2.0 related, and currently takes place at The Truman's Brewery in East London.

Vodafone Betavine
Mobile apps. Operator agnostic. Building Web community. Hiring. Aggregator for web applications. Google Android. Content adaption. Makes data come across in a format Vodafone specifics.. Contoversial issue?

Folksonomy. Advertising through tags? A plugin, not a business. At moment only supports Wordpress. A way for business' to increase visibility on web? Could you pay a SEO professional to do this for you ?

The infinite canvas. A startup in which all five founders live together in one flat in South Kensington. After have a quick play around, the navigation element is poor.

Social networking for gaming fans. Virtual gameshelf feature. Looking to embed content from XBox Live into site.

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Death to the Yellow Pages ?

Local news aggregator......

London index:

Ad Supported Streaming Audio

Seems ad supported streaming audio is really coming into its own, what with MySpace's recent announcement listed in the link below.

I'm really excited about this as I'm in the process of writing a research paper on online on demand advertising supported media consumption.

Citizen Journalism

Journablogger ?

Perez Hilton interviewed by The Times, Britain's establishment newspaper:

A VC on the rise of the journablogger:

Does A VC's article mean that the traditional set of etiquette for blogging is changing?

Thursday, 7 February 2008

The Von Pip Musical Express

Today VPME published their January Roundup, of which I was asked to be a guest reviewer.

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Index7 Blog

The blog has now been updated to blogger. To see the results click on "Blog" on the front page of Index7.

Index7 is currently managed by Jason Dean. We are currently looking for strategic partners. If interested shoot an email to

More news soon.............